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post #586 of 1290
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

It's not really a mod. It's changing the allocation table size during format while updating. 4096 or 2048 are the preferred options. Shouldn't make a bit:rolleyes: of difference but....:wink_face: 

 

I still preferred my AK120 that I may get back but hard to argue with the Anv3 and 1/3rd the price(or less).:ksc75smile: 

What's the benefit here?  Quicker load time?  Menu navigation smoother?

 

Just wanted to say thanks once again goodvibes!  Your assurance that I most likely didn't brick my player was exactly what my despair required! :)

 

With regard to volume....not sure really, I seldom bother looking at the number, but with my Shure IEMs it's around 14...I think?  Picking up a pair of Heir 4.Ai's soon...that's probably going to drop a bit with their 16 Ohm impedance 

 

Portasound: Yes, that does seem a bit odd - what firmware did you install, or is that what came with the player?

post #587 of 1290

Sounds a bit different. Also if your unit doesn't seem quite right after a FW install, try a do over. I've had it where it worked fine but didn't seem to sound a bit off. Rare and one redo got it sorted.


Edited by goodvibes - 11/7/13 at 3:11pm
post #588 of 1290

After lurking and lurking.. and lurking some more. With all the issues, freezing, rebooting, returning, id3 tags & etc., is this player worth considering? 

 

I was looking for a RoCoo P at first, and the the Studio V 3 Anv. I have a HM601 that I like but it's warmth IMO pairs poorly with my more analytical sets. Are the bugs any better resolved/customer support?

post #589 of 1290
No customer support, but at least we have each other:p *group hug
post #590 of 1290

lol Hisound will stand by their product but of course paying for tracking is a good idea and with the issues with units getting stuck in customs due to the battery. That is something you'd have to address with Jack before sending the unit back for RMA (heaven forbid :P). I think people are using DHL to get around that problem (I'm sure DHL ain't checking for batteries then. To my knowledge that is an option for shipping from Jack when you order also? If I remember correctly that is the shipping used for my first Studio V.


Edited by lee730 - 11/7/13 at 10:47pm
post #591 of 1290

They may stand by their product, but they're standing by it in China. With that said, I'm about to receive my 3rd Studio-V replacement. Of course, not everyone has had the amazing luck I've had, but it's definitely a little risky, IMO.

post #592 of 1290

I just got UE7 pro's and tried to use them with my Studio V 3rd.  I can hear electronic squeaks when changing tracks and hissing noise floor.  I do not hear this with my iGrados or my Klipsch X10's.  I also did not hear this with the demo UE's (4,7,11, etc) I listened to at CanJam.

 

Any one have a recommendation for me on this? Is it a matter of sensitivity, or fit, or er, burn-in, of the UE7's?

post #593 of 1290

Just got my Studio V 3rd today. Love the sound! Despite the glitchy UI, it really does sound smoking'.

 

Full and a lot of depth in the sound staging. Pairing with some well broken-in HD600's. Drives them no problem. Arcade Fire's Reflector in 24bit FLAC is really showing off this player right now for me :)

post #594 of 1290
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

I just got UE7 pro's and tried to use them with my Studio V 3rd.  I can hear electronic squeaks when changing tracks and hissing noise floor.  I do not hear this with my iGrados or my Klipsch X10's.  I also did not hear this with the demo UE's (4,7,11, etc) I listened to at CanJam.

 

Any one have a recommendation for me on this? Is it a matter of sensitivity, or fit, or er, burn-in, of the UE7's?

You may see some improvement if they smooth out a bit from new but you have chosen a very efficient (124db) and relatively low impedance (17.5) earphone so you'll likely always be aware of it. 

post #595 of 1290
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

You may see some improvement if they smooth out a bit from new but you have chosen a very efficient (124db) and relatively low impedance (17.5) earphone so you'll likely always be aware of it.

Where did you see the 17.5?

 

I got this off UE's site:

Technical Specifications & Guides

Input Sensitivity: 124 dB @ 1 kHz, 1mW
Frequency Response: 5Hz - 22kHz
Impedance: 43 Ohms @ 1kHz
Internal Speaker Configuration
: 3 proprietary precision balanced armatures
Noise Isolation: -26 dB
Input Connector: 1/8" (3.5 mm) gold plated
Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty.

 

 

I will try them out with some other sources and see what I get.

post #596 of 1290

I saw it in a review but see you're correct. Regardless, 124db is very efficient. About the equivalent to 120db with an 17.5 impedance regarding the noise. Noise can also also be emphasized by a response curve. I've never heard a ue7 so don't know if there's any relation.

 

The A3 does have a higher noise floor than some other players but it only seems to be an issue with the most efficient devices.


Edited by goodvibes - 11/9/13 at 5:34am
post #597 of 1290

Has anyone had this issue? Outputting to an amp and all audio tracks don't load but have the smiley face pop up? My Studio 3rd runs fine with headphones, but won't output using the audio out. Only had it a couple of days. Running version FW 2013. I've reset the player, made sure the volume was low into the amp, deleted the System Folder, etc. 

post #598 of 1290

You connect the source to that jack you are using. You connect your IEM or headphones to the same audio jack you normally use to get audio lol. Unless you are saying you are using both? Because you need to be plugged into both to be getting audio :). Basically the Jack you are plugged into in the photo is the line in and the regular HO is the line out ;). Basically the Studio V can also be used as an amp for an external source and that is what you are doing by plugging in on the right jack :P. 


Edited by lee730 - 11/11/13 at 9:44pm
post #599 of 1290

^^^:biggrin:

post #600 of 1290
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Originally Posted by mydutchtouch View Post
 

Has anyone had this issue? Outputting to an amp and all audio tracks don't load but have the smiley face pop up? My Studio 3rd runs fine with headphones, but won't output using the audio out. Only had it a couple of days. Running version FW 2013. I've reset the player, made sure the volume was low into the amp, deleted the System Folder, etc. 

That's the Studio 'amp or line in' that you're connected to. It automatically switches to amp only mode when that jack is used.

 

To use it as a source, use the headphone out like in Worms' pic and switch to hdms in the menu or use full gain. If too much gain (overloading the other amps input), use the V control and not hdms. Turn HDMS off before using it with headphones again.

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